BGSU Admissions

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $45 for graduate school at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$45
Admission Informationchoose.bgsu.edu/
Online Applicationchoose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 72.00% and yield is 27.00%. 6,872 men and 10,307 women applied to BGSU and 4,948 men and 7,421 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,385 men and 2,004 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,1796,87210,307
Admitted12,3694,9487,421
Enrolled3,3401,3852,004
Acceptance Ratio 72.00%72.00%72.00%
Yield 27.00%27.99%27.00%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 708 students (22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,973 students (91%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 550 and 25th percentile is 440. The SAT Math score is 550 (75th) and 440 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 72 (75th percentile) and 72 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing440550
SAT Math440550
ACT Composite1924
ACT Math1824
ACT English1824
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

BGSU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants. Next table summarizes Bowling Green State University-Main Campus application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see BGSU online application page .
BGSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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